Pigeon Forge sweeps King’s in tennis action
Spreading the scoring out between four players, The King’s Academy Lions chalked up another win Monday night, blanking Sequoyah 6-0.
David Inyang and Kevin Taylor each netted a pair of goals for the Lions while Se Hun Park and Sung Tue Lee added one score apiece.
The Lions, who led 4-0 at the end of the first half, had an overwhelming 23 shots on goal, compared to just five shots on goal by Sequoyah.
The King’s Academy’s defense did a remarkable job of protecting its own goal and allowed for a relatively quiet night for rotating keepers Ben Blodgett and Se Hun Park. The Lions’ keepers split duties with both Blodgett and Park playing exactly one half. Neither Lions’ goalie allowed a score and both recorded two saves in the game.
On offense, both Inyang and Taylor attempted six shots on goal. Gareth Rowlands, who attempted three shots on goal, had one assist in the game.
Andy Deatheridge was also credited with an assist for The King’s Academy.
The Pigeon Forge tennis squad swept matches over rival The King’s Academy Monday at Pigeon Forge City Park.
The match actually began last week but was halted because of rain and was postponed until Monday.
TKA’s Seth Hale took a 6-0 win over Jacob Cave in the match between the two rival’s top-seeded boys players. Rory Bristol (6-1 over Seth Hunt), Paul Harper (7-5 over James McGuire), and Jonathan Gibbs (6-2 over Michael Grubb) then won three straight for the Tigers. The Lions’ Zach Smeltzer then won a 6-4 decision over the Tigers’ James Fowler in the sixth-seeded individual match.
Cave and Bristol then picked up a doubles win (6-2) over Grubb and Hale. Pigeon Forge’s Gibbs and Harper then knocked off Hunt and McGuire (7-5) in the second seeded doubles match. James Fowler and Nathan Mosher won the third-seed match (7-5) over Woodrick and Aaron Johnson.
In girls play, the Lady Tigers’ Brittany Williams beat Leah Rose (6-2) in top-seeded singles action. Bethany Boyenton then got by Katie King before the Lady Lions took a pair of singles competitions when Kylie Barker knocked off Leia Price (6-1) and Emily Carlisle beat Kelsea Smith (6-1).
The Lady Tigers’ Katie Gibson beat fifth-seeded Lady Lion Isabel Pazmino (6-3) and Brittany Wiley took Brittany Trotter (6-4).
The doubles team of Williams and Boyenton beat the Lady Lions top doubles tandem of King and Carlisle (6-1). The Lady Lions took the final two doubles matches as Rose and Barker won (6-2) over Gibson and Micah Johnson, and Pazmino and Trotter zipped by Amanda Huskey and her doubles partner in the sixth-seed match.